Bill Cody (Roy Rogers) and friend Gabby Whitaker (George Hayes) are called on by the US Army to survey the New Mexico territory. Don Regas (Hugh Sothern) is not happy with the survey since he feels that the Army is out to cheat or rob him of his rightful land, but is assured by Cody that all will be fair. The Don's friend Emelio Montez (Trevor Bardette) is actually trying to acquire part of the Don's land since there is a rich gold mine on the property and calls on his half-brother, a renegade Indian chief Akuna (Chief Thundercloud) to kill the Don so that the claim will be open and ready for filing, especially when the surveyor is in the debt to Montez and fixes the boundaries so the land is open for anyone to file. When Cody learns of Montez' plot, he races to protect the claim as well as the Don's daughter Tonia (Pauline Moore) from Akuna's wrath.
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This Roy Rogers film made about mid-way through a "historical" period for him is not half-bad at all. While you could just have easily inserted any name in the title, Roy is a young, and maybe a little naive hero here. Said script could also have been written for anybody, just fill in the blank. This TV print is very good. Songs are at a minimum. The story moves along with lots of action and the usual plot twists until the big final shoot-out and fight and everything comes out right in the end. Pauline Moore is engaging as the leading lady and brings a certain "cool" verve to the affair. Excellant production values and music. Pleasant and fun for Rogers fans and western fans too. I recommend it.